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International Monetary Fund. Statistics Dept.
An External Sector Statistics (ESS) technical assistance (TA) mission was conducted remotely to Brunei Darussalam, during July 26–29, 2020, aimed at improving the quality of ESS, in line with the authorities’ request. This is the most recent TA mission on ESS to Brunei Darussalam following a previous one that took place more than 16 years ago by the IMF’s Statistics Department.
International Monetary Fund. Statistics Dept.
A remote external sector statistics (ESS) technical assistance (TA) was provided to the Central Bank of Seychelles (CBS) during October 4–13, 2021. The main objectives of the mission were to (i) assist the authorities in improving the quality of ESS by focusing on actions undertaken by the CBS for collecting data from corporate service providers (CSPs) and their inclusion in the balance of payments and international investment position (IIP) statistics; (ii) assess the data reported by the CSPs and their fit into the ESS framework; (iii) prepare the basis for Seychelles’ participation in the IMF’s survey “Resident Special Purpose Entities: Cross Border Flows and Positions) (IMF’s SPEs Survey); and (iv) review and assess the adequacy of estimated travel services.
International Monetary Fund. Statistics Dept.
Panama’s statistical system is well established by a legal framework that generally provides the necessary authority for the collection and compilation of statistics. Panama has a well-developed macroeconomic statistical system and the government recognizes the importance of good statistics for policy and investment decisions. This Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes (ROSC) is a follow-up to the Panama ROSC issued in 2006. Since 2006, Panama has acted upon a number of the recommendations of the previous ROSC, has passed and implemented new statistical legislation, created the National Statistical Institute and enhanced its statistical compilation and dissemination practices. This report assesses the current state of the statistical system and makes a number of recommendations related to future developments that will further enhance the statistical system. The legal framework assigns responsibility for the socio-economic statistics to the Comptroller General of the Republic of Panama (CG), which is subsequently delegated to the National Statistical Institute (INEC). Among other social and economic data INEC compiles and disseminates national accounts, consumer price index (CPI), government finance, and external statistics. The MEF in collaboration with INEC also compiles and disseminates fiscal statistics. Given Panama’s long history of dollarization and absence of a central bank, there is no assignment of responsibility for compiling and disseminating a complete set of monetary and financial statistics. Instead, the Superintendency of Banks of Panama (SBP) produces banking sector statistics in line with its functions. Consequently, statistical practices for some elements of the DQAF do not apply to this sector (Box 1). Opportunities exist for improving the methodological basis and source data for most datasets.
International Monetary Fund


The coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey Guide is provided to assist balance of payments compilers in the conduct of an internationally coordinated survey of security holdings being conducted under the auspices of the IMF with reference to year-end 1997. The Guide has two main purposes: to set out the objectives of the Coordinated Survey; and to provide practical advice on how to prepare, organize, and conduct a national survey. The appendices include three model survey forms, a glossary of security terms, a listing of the major security databases that national compilers may find useful in their work, and a method for reconciling security position and transactions data.